morning and start talking to me 'bout no money — 'cause I
'bout don't want to hear it.
WALTER Something the matter with you this morning?
RUTH No — I'm just sleepy as the devil. What kind of eggs
WALTER Not scrambled, (RUTH
starts to scramble eggs
Paper come? (RUTH
points impatiently to the rolled up
on the table, and he gets it and spreads it out and
vaguely reads the front page
) Set off another bomb
) Did they?
) What's the matter with you?
Explain how stage directions add to the reader's understanding of the characters in this excerpt.
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